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5 Matching questions

  1. monism
  2. savant syndrome
  3. critical period
  4. absolute threshold
  5. crystallized intelligence
  1. a An optimal period shortly after birth when an organism's exposure to certain stimuli or experiences produces proper development
  2. b The minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulus 50% of the time
  3. c One's accumulated knowledge and verbal skills; tends ti increase with age
  4. d The presumption that mind and body are different aspects of the same thing
  5. e A condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the oldest part and central coe of the brain, beginning where the spinal cord swells as it enters the skull; responsible for automatic survival functions
  2. The perception that one is worse off relative to those with whom one compares oneself
  3. Unproven health care treatments not taught widely in medical schools, not used in hospitals, and usually reimbursed by insurance companies
  4. The disruptive effect of prior learning on the recall of new information
  5. Information processing guided by higher-level mental processes

5 True/False questions

  1. heuristicA simple thinking strategy that often allows us to make judgments and solve problems efficiently


  2. monocular cuesDistance cues available to either eye alone


  3. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)a technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images that distinguish among different types of soft tissue


  4. memesthe complete instructions for making an organism, containing all the genetic material in its chromosomes


  5. nearsightednessDrugs that depress the activity of the central nervous system, reducing anxiety but imparing memory and judgment